What’s a security clearance worth to employers?
Published: April 23, 2012
WASHINGTON – Even in a stagnant job market, companies appear to be willing to pay top-dollar for veterans with a security clearance.
A new study from the website ClearanceJobs.com puts the 2011 annual salary for individuals with some level of security clearance at more than $76,000, and increase of 5 percent from the previous year. When overtime, bonuses and other specialty pays are factored in, it translates into nearly $91,000 in annual compensation.
The jobs site put together an infographic of the money breakdown over at their survey home page.
Researchers compiled data from more than 11,400 industry professionals for the study, which site officials said shows that employers are anxious to keep qualified workers with active security clearances on the payroll.
“There’s an understanding that losing experienced security-cleared talent has an exponential set of costs for organizations,” managing director Evan Lesser said in a statement. “Those costs can include finding and hiring suitable replacements with clearance, ensuring new employees are trained and certified to DOD standards, and the subsequent expense of project delays.”
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